Our church has experienced miracles in recent days because our church family has prayed and asked God to do amazing things among his people. We have seen God meet and exceed our financial needs to sufficiently cover all of our mortgage, lease, and insurance needs this month. We needed over $4,000 to make our payments. God blessed us through the giving of our people to provide $8,633 which demonstrates the power of prayer and God’s amazing provision. God provides when God’s people pray;
“Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the bird!” (Luke 12:24).
Easter Sunday our church family prayed and asked God to bring 100 people to Sunday School and 225 to worship. We prayed for a great attendance in order that together we would see His strong hand upon us and His amazing presence among us.
We set a new attendance record at Grace with 228 in worship and 89 in Sunday School. Not only did we pray for it to happen, we worked together distributing over 1,300 invitation fliers and door hangers. God blessed our efforts because He sent lost and unchurched people to be a part of the service. When God’s people pray and work together with Him, He gives the increase;
“Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you will find; Knock, and it shall be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7)
Easter Sunday is the most recent example of what prayer and hard work can accomplish when it is done in Jesus name.
This morning in every bulletin, an insert has been placed entitled,
This call to prayer is provided by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association as a tool to help God’s people pray with wisdom and with power for leaders that have been elected for local, state and national service. This is a call to prayer for all governmental leaders, not just for members of certain parties, caucuses, or groups. Every leader needs our prayers from the President of our great country all the way to local governors, mayors and council members. The health and well-being of our country lies in the prayers of God’s people;
“When My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
These are names of national officials for which we should be praying:
- President: Donald Trump
- Vice President: Mike Pence
- Speaker: Paul Ryan
- Congressmen: Rick Allen, John Lewis, Hank Johnson, David Scott, Sanford Bishop, Barry Loudermilk, Rob Woodall, Buddy Carter, Jody Hice, Drew Ferguson, Austin Scott, Doug Collins
- Senators: David Perdue, Johnny Isakson
- Supreme Court Judges: John G. Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Ginsburg, Anthony Kennedy, Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito
- Joint Chiefs of Staff: Admiral Michael Mullen, General David Jones, General Omar Bradley, General Georgia Brown
Let God use your prayers to make a difference in the lives of those who serve this country and see how God works to “…heal our land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).